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Clean-up operation to remove rubbish left by Travellers on city park

PUBLISHED: 11:13 30 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:37 30 August 2020

Rubbish left by Travellers onthe Danby Close parkland. Picture: James Wright

Rubbish left by Travellers onthe Danby Close parkland. Picture: James Wright

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Travellers who moved on a popular park area in Norwich have left before council action was taken to move them on.

The group of Travellers who moved on to Danby Close parkland. Picture: Archant.The group of Travellers who moved on to Danby Close parkland. Picture: Archant.

Nine caravans towed by 4x4 vehicles and vans arrived and set up camp on open space near to the children’s playground in Eaton Rise, on August 24.

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It is believed the Travellers used a gated access point on Danby Close to access the green space, which belongs to Norwich City Council.

Prior to the group leaving on Friday, a council spokesman had said it was “taking steps to move the vehicles on”.

Rubbish left by Travellers onthe Danby Close parkland. Picture: James WrightRubbish left by Travellers onthe Danby Close parkland. Picture: James Wright

Concerns from neighbouring residents about rubbish left on the site has prompted a clean-up operation.

James Wright, Liberal Democrat group leader at Norwich City Council, said: “It could be worse, but there is still quite a lot both in the park and into Danby Woods. I have contacted the council to see if we can get this cleared as soon as possible to enable people to start fully using the park again.”


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